Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir
The prose is elegant and the photographs are stunning. What is there not to like in this memoir of Dublin? Having never been to Dublin, I am at a loss. This memoir was meant for those world travelers or Dublin habitués who will glory in times past and the locales featured. In the first part of the book, the excellence of the writing got me through the recitation of the persons and places of Dublin. Then, for me, it became confusing. I was lost in Dublin in the past and present, and perhaps that is the goal of Time Pieces. The title is surely a pun on the writer’s memories and lost places.
Banville has written sixteen novels and has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, among others. Readers will certainly recognize the excellence of his writing. Those among us who know Dublin intimately will surely glory in this book. That being said, the photographs alone are well worth looking through. Perhaps this book is not meant for those of us who are not Irish.
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|Page Count||213 pages|
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